Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich

Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich

Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich

I had an awesome cookbook which came in last month. It’s called Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids and this Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich came from that cookbook.

Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids

Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids is a cookbook authored by childhood best friends Katrina Ripoll and Lara Saunders. It’s a cookbook fro children but is aimed towards moms with health in mind. It features easy, delicious, and healthy recipes that both kids and adults can enjoy. Aside from the recipes, you’d also find clever  mommy tips and healthy shopping guide inside.

It took me this long to give it a try because I’ve been kinda busy lately and I feel that life is attacking me all at once. I’m having less time online and I feel tired and sleepy most of the time. I wake up at 4:30am every single day and I feel that I’m running low on breakfast ideas too..sob..

Good thing I’m having a little help these days — this cookbook!

Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich

This Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich taste almost like Tuna Melt because of the cream cheese and the grated cheese but it’s healthy enough because it contains no mayo. I found this jumbo wheat pandesal from a nameless bakery the other day and it seemed perfect for this sandwich. I was right!

Another thing I love about this sandwich? No used plates and easy clean-up! Thanks Leira for this cookbook!

To know more about this cookbook, please drop by their website:

Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich


Hot Tuna Cheese Sandwich

  • Author: from Healthy Cooking for Happy Kids


  • 1 can tuna in water (drained)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced thinly
  • *optional: 1 medium kosher pickle chopped
  • bread roll, mini-baguette, ciabatta, or pandesal


  1. Preheat Oven to 200F. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and grated cheese until soft and well blended. Add the tuna fish, celery, onion, lemon juice, mustard, and pickle if using. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the bread by slicing it in the middle. Line with te cucumber slices then add the tuna filling. Wrap the sandwich tightly in aluminum foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Watch out for the hot filling and enjoy!

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24 Responses

  1. Delicious! We’re used to the chilled/cold version of tuna filling coz of the mayo. I’ll try this recipe very soon. Thanks for sharing it to us. =)

  2. WOW…This is a really good idea…this sandwich provides healthy protein and carbohydrates without lots of calories and indeed is a kids favorite….such recipes are always a need at home….it is tough to help kids choose nourishing foods which pleases their taste too,thanks for sharing this recipe and such a good book 🙂

  3. You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy this sandwich! I’ve always loved tuna melts so I know I’ll love this! What a fun cookbook!

  4. I love whole wheat pandesal, esp the big ones. Paired with this yummy tuna spread, for sure, mapapasarap ako ng kain nito. Haha. 🙂

  5. You know what would make this healthier? Malunggay pan de sal! Looks good! My kids love tuna sandwiches so this would be a great hit with them.

  6. Every time I drop by your blog I end up getting hungry, LOL. I love tuna cheese sandwiches.. actually tuna cheese anything. I’ve never tried it though with dijon mustard! Will pick up a bottle when I head to the grocery store.

  7. I’m gonna give this a try. I used to bring sandwiches to share at work but stopped since giving birth. My team had been nagging me about it so this will be a best comeback since I can prepare it ahead of time and we’ll just have to reheat in the office.

  8. I was surprised that there’s no mayo in your recipe. I don’t eat sandwich with mayo kasi so may alternative pala.

  9. I wish I had that book. I’ll try to buy it one of these days because that sandwich looks amazing; I’m sure many other recipes are amazing, too!

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